As a parent, you have more responsibilities for your children than you probably knew that you signed up for. It is so fun to find out the gender of your baby, plan a nursery, and choose a name – but the list of responsibilities adds up throughout the years of parenthood. Dental care is one area that most parents never think about before their child is born. Most parents don’t even think about it under their children begin to lose their first baby teeth. However, dental care should start early to promote optimal oral health for life.
Dentist offices are beginning to reopen after the Nationwide quarantine, yet the services that many practices can offer are limited. This can be frustrating to people who are most likely to choose springtime as the time each year to have their teeth professionally whitened. Spring is the time when people are starting to get excited about getting out and about. The weather has warmed up, weddings and gatherings are planned, and the atmosphere of our Nation is one of eager anticipation. Yet, many things are still not allowed right now. However, that does not mean that people lose the desire to do something for themselves.
The COVID-19 pandemic that has hit the world has truly turned American’s businesses upside down. Shutting down normal operations in order to slow the spread of Coronavirus has caused a national emergency. The development of COVID-19 has led the American Dental Association (ADA) to issue a recommendation that all dental practices nationwide reduce their practice operations to procedures that the ADA categorizes as either “emergency” or “essential.”
Billions of people consume sugary or sweetened beverages every day throughout the world. Sweetened beverages have become so popular here in America that vending machines and “super-sized” drinks are available on almost every corner in cities throughout the United States. The truth is, while these beverages are tasty, they are not healthy – especially for your teeth.
However, the team at Peninsula Dentistry understands that most people do not floss at all, and some people do not even brush their teeth twice every day. While there is no substitute for proper oral hygiene, one way that you can help protect your oral health is by adding mouthwash to your daily oral care routine.
There are certain times when you just know you need to see a doctor. Perhaps it is for a broken bone or an infected toenail or even lingering headaches that do not go away. Any abnormal occurrences with your health or parts of your body that are in pain or are not functioning correctly need professional medical attention. This includes your teeth.
One of the most appreciated advancements in dentistry in the last decade has been the development of white fillings. Also referred to as tooth-colored fillings, white fillings allow patients to have cavities filled without the embarrassment of dark spots on their teeth from amalgam fillings. White fillings are a very subtle way to restore the teeth without anyone else being aware that there was every dental work done. These fillings are ideal for most people, yet some people are not aware of this option.
Halloween has come and gone, but Thanksgiving, Hanukah, and Christmas are right around the corner. With holiday parties filled with holiday goodies filling up everyone’s calendar, it is important that you do not neglect your teeth during this holiday season.
When it comes to money, no one likes to see it go to waste. There is nothing more frustrating than spending money on something that you never use. You may think of this in terms of food thrown away after it has molded in the fridge or a new grill that you’ve only fired up a couple of times. But what about your dental benefits? If you are paying a monthly premium for dental insurance, yet you are not taking advantage of all your dental benefits have to offer, you are merely wasting your hard-earned money.